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Motion on UDF Activist Thobile Llyod`s Reburial

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes that on Saturday 11 November 2017 one of the exhumed UDF activists and freedom fighters Thobile Lloyd, was laid to rest at a Heroes Acre in the Zwide cemetery;
2) understands that he is one of the seven UDF activists sentenced to death and hanged at Kgosi Mampuru Prison, formerly Pretoria Central between 1987 and 1989;
3) recalls that after almost 30 years buried in an unmarked grave in Mamelodi in Pretoria, Lloyd`s remains were laid next to other political luminaries such as Govan Mbeki and Raymond Mhlaba in Port Elizabeth;
4) recognises that as part of a process of restoration and restitution, a Government programme is being implemented through which the remains of activists who were killed by the apartheid government are now being exhumed and repatriated for reburial in their ancestral homes;
5) believes that this reburial will bring closure to the family who had unanswered questions regarding the disappearance of their loved ones;and
6) conveys its condolences to the family of Thobile Lloyd.

     
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